Back to ‘Dream Hospital’ – so much fun!

I've been having a marvellous time today. I decided that I needed to revisit my Bachelard-derived poems, in particular the Seventeen Syllable work that I'd done, with a view to getting it publication ready. Long story short, I think I have ome book worth of Seventeens ready to go. The poems I've identified all come … Continue reading Back to ‘Dream Hospital’ – so much fun!

Progress on the Bachelard Series

I've penned an entry at my Author site re progress towards turning my Bachelard collection of poems into book format. I'm calling the series Bachelard Interpreted. I've included a little discussion about issues involved in creating a book when the text is over-large, book covers and such. If you're interested, this link will take you … Continue reading Progress on the Bachelard Series

Bachelard Poetry

Gaston Bachelard 1884 - 1962 Between 2016 and 2019 I experienced a revelation of sorts. I discovered the written works of Gaston Bachelard - a modern French philosopher who died in the 1960's. Bachelard started off as a scientist philosopher (with part of the Sorbonne named after him) and then turned to examination and contemplation … Continue reading Bachelard Poetry

from storyland (final)

I have had in mind, for a little while now, that 600 poems from the Bachelard inspired sets of poetry might be time to stop posting. There are more, but some sets have run out. Others, such as the poems arising from Intuition of the Instant - the contemplation of the working and meaning of … Continue reading from storyland (final)

corroboration dance

I have lit the firereturnedto bed reflectedoff a glossy surfacein the corridorI watch itred dreaming I waitfor the dancers warmthto reach the bedroombefore I riseto start the day until thenlet the demonscorroborate Iwill watch them ~ Poem #599 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. ______________________________________________________________________________ Would … Continue reading corroboration dance

filled with

the silence filled with sound I hear the blowflyzzzumming a tweetfrom some small birdis hardly soundat all a lonely Romeooccasionally croakinghas set his home upbeneath a builder’s wrap a black plastic auditoria every now and - croak - then he sounds a heartfeltloneliness even silentthere is the windthat ruffles leavesin treeseverywhere it passes I hear … Continue reading filled with

a wall against

he wheeleda barrow-loadof instants he mixeda continuumof moments he'd meltedwith a zepto or twoon a planck laying this mortaras foundationhe placed instant oneinstant two and so on building a wallagainst time ~ Poem #597 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie. ______________________________________________________________________________ Would you like to be … Continue reading a wall against

an air of punishment

the judge addressed himfrom behindthe bench your trialis now concluded it has shownwithout a doubtthat you are guiltyas accused it falls nowto this courtto pronounce sentence with regard to elementwe have determined: air with regard to the natureof that airit shall be: heavy you are sentencedto go forthcarrying with youa personal surroundingof your punishment worn … Continue reading an air of punishment